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Health & Fitness
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story Exhibit
Thursday, March 7, 2013
National Kidney Foundation to Offer Free Screenings
The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold the following free kidney health screenings:
March 7 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Comptroller of MD Building, 1st Assembly Room, 80 Calvert St., Annapolis, Md. 21401
April 11 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): DHMH Employee Wellness Fair , DHMH O’Conor Building, Lobby , 201 W. Preston St., Baltimore, Md. 21201
April 24 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, Catonsville, Md., 21228
April 27 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 2201 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore, Md., 21216
May 17 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Howard County Public Schools Employee Health & Wellness Expo, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Md. 21044
June 1 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Howard County Men’s Health Fair, Howard High School, 870 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, Md. 21045
Oct. 26 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Mayor’s Latino Health Fair, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Hall, 600 S. Conkling St., Baltimore, Md. 21224
Nov. 13 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Northwest Baltimore Wabash Community Health Fair, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, 3515 Dolfield Road, Baltimore, Md. 21215
As part of NKF-MD’s mission of early detection and early intervention, kidney screenings identify early markers for high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. No appointments are needed for the screening and any adult can participate. Lasting about 20 minutes, the screening includes a blood test, as well as blood pressure and weight checks. For more information, call NKF-MD at 443-322-0375.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Baltimore Farmers’ Maket & Bazaar
The 36th annual Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar returns each Sunday from April 7 through Dec. 22 from 7 a.m. (approximately noon). Sundays at the market offer a unique shopping experience for visitors by transforming under the Jones Falls Expressway into a one stop shop for fresh foods and crafts. This year’s season brings the same great produce, meats, dairy, spices, preserves, fresh baked breads and flowers, in addition to delectable multicultural foods and handcrafted art from local artisans. The Welcome Center and SNAP and debit card services return for the season as well. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is located on Saratoga Street between Holliday and Gay streets, underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX). Farmers, food vendors and craftspeople from the region can apply to participate in the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. Applications for the 2013 market season are now online at promotionandarts.org; click on the “Events & Festivals” link. The market takes place rain or shine. For more information on the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, call 1-877-BALTIMORE or visit promotionandarts.org
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Pikesville Farmer’s Market
Check out fresh vegetables, fruits and other locally grown and made products from 2 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday from May 7 to Oct. 29 as part of the Pikesville Farmer’s Market. The market will take place a Pomona Square, 1700 Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.For a list of vendors please visit pikesvillechamber.org/farmers_market.php.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Kenilworth Farmers’ Market
The Kenilworth Farmers’ Market is open every Tuesday from May 7 to Nov. 26. It’s from 3:30- 6:30 p.m. at the Shops at Kenilworth, located at 800 Kenilworth Drive in Towson.
Come get a taste of the wide assortment of spring veggies such as leafy greens, spring onions, crunchy asparagus, and tomato plants we have this year. There is also a variety of herb plants and salad mix. This year we will also feature sweet honey, cheese products, an assortment of jams, popcorn, eggs, meats such as beef, chicken and pork, freshly cut flowers, several fruits, and specialty baked sweets! If you are looking for freshly grown, delicious products the Kenilworth Farmers’ Market is the place for you! With something for everyone, this local market is something you do not want to miss out on this season.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Waterfront Wellness Series
Boot Camp, Yoga, Zumba, and Crossfit at the West Shore Park (between the Science Center and the Visitor Center).
May 25 – September 29*
*Excludes Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
Saturdays at 8:30 AM: Boot Camp
Saturdays at 9:30 AM: Zumba
Sundays at 8:30 AM: Yoga
Sundays at 9:30 AM: CrossFit
Cost is free, and participants should bring their own yoga mats and water. To register for classes, go to https://www.wepay.com/events/2465
Saturday, June 1, 2013
National Trails Day at Irvine Nature Center
Join Irvine Nature Center for a nationwide celebration of parks, monuments and nature centers by hiking Irvine’s trails between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on June 1. Stop inside the nature center, located at 11201 Garrison Forest Road in Owings Mills, for a map and trail suggestions or bring your GPS (members can borrow ours) to find our five hidden geocaches. This program is self-guided. Free Contact 443-738-9220 or visit explorenature.org for more information.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Foundation Fighting Blindness 6th Annual VisionWalk, Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9 am – 12 pm Rash Field at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This family oriented event helps raise awareness and funds to cure degenerative retinal diseases. Form a team, volunteer, or donate. For more information www.fightblindness.org/baltimorevisionwalk
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Schechter on the Move 5k Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
Krieger Schechter Day School 8100 Stevenson Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208
Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT).
$20 alumni, children under 18 and KSDS faculty, *children under 10 must run/walk with an adult, $30 individual, $55 family rate (immediate family, 2 t-shirts included) Max 6 immediate family members.
Online registration closes on Tuesday, June 4, 2013
*fees include the total cost to the runner
*All runners registered by May 27 will receive a race T-shirt. Shirts not guaranteed after this date. Babysitting offered for children 2 and over with pre-registration
New this year is the KSDS basketball tournament, pre-register your team of 3 to participate (begins at 9 am on the outside KSDS basketball courts). To learn more please visit www.ksds.edu.
Awards will be given to the top three male/female overall finishers and the top male/female finishers in each of the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Awards will also be given to the top male/female employee, top alumna and top KSDS student. There will be a special token for all children ages 13 and under who are registered by May 24.
1 mile fun walk (untimed): All children ages 13 and under will receive a token.
Post-run festival will include a celebration with refreshments and activities.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Pikesville 5K Run/Walk
Get ready for the Pikesville 5K Run/Walk, set for July 145. Fun for the whole family. Great course, great breakfast, fabulous door prizes, and entertainment for the kids. Help make this a community event. Come out and support two great causes. Be part of a great tradition by participating in the 2013 Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K Run/Walk supporting the Ulman Cancer Fund and the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce. The race begins at 8 a.m. Registration is $30 in advance; $35 on race day; $20 for ages 65 and over, and Fun Run. Visit pikesvillechamber.org for more information.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Camp Tzedek: Little Hands Doing Big Thing
August 12 – 16, 2013/ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Camp Tzedek is a one-week service camp that gives elementary age children (rising 1st – 5th graders) the opportunity to explore and understand the way they can help make this world a better place. The camp is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 to 16 at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, located at 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Campers will participate in a variety of service learning projects while exploring key Jewish values in a way that is fun and makes sense to children. For more information and to register, visit here. Sign up fast, space is limited.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Greater Baltimore Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The all-ages, all-abilities event includes a scenic walk route, music and family entertainment, food and beverages, and information on Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Oregon Ridge Park, located at 13401 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. Click here if you want to register: